Special Projects

Our Influence

Our ability to resolve key cases smoothly and professionally is credited to our extensive experience, local knowledge and understanding of pirate behaviour. Utilising our influence within East Africa, our advisors can;

  • Locate a specific CLAN, SUB-CLAN, GROUP or PIRATE MILITIA
  • Locate / Identify a specific CLAN or PIRATE MILITIA member
  • Locate a HIJACKED VESSEL or GROUP of HOSTAGES
  • Arrange / provide PROOF of LIFE VIDEO (POL), PICTURES & COMMUNICATION
  • Establish & maintain key COMMUNICATION-LINKS, ensuring that the vessel operators/owners and the negotiation team are in direct contact with the pirate group holding the vessel/crew
  • In the event communication breaks-down, or is lost, we will re-establish COMMUNICATION, and resolve any key ISSUES between all parties involved with the negotiations

Our Influence

Maritime Intelligence Services

With a large focus on client safety, our maritime intelligence services are designed to minimise risk to vessels transiting or operating in High-Risk Areas. Our intelligence units monitor the following activities;

  • Smuggling / Trafficking Networks
  • Maritime Crime & Piracy
  • Kidnap & Human Trafficking
  • al-Shabaab, Jabhat East Africa (IS Somalia) & Extremist Activity
  • Clan & Militia Activities
  • Other

Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO)

SMS Ltd. Risk have the right to challenge (or investigate) any vessel, ship or boat acting suspiciously or behaving in a manner that could affect our clients / company operations.
The following activities will be carried out if necessary:

  • Routine Flag Verification & Vessel Registration Details
  • Querying vessels in the immediate area, whilst informing them of our presence
  • Visiting (boarding) fishing dhows to “deter & disrupt” any suspicious activity, including acts of piracy, terrorism or of a criminal nature